A nearly native Floridian, Ilene Denton has lived in Sarasota since her senior year in high school. Besides her long journalism career, she had a 10-year stint as deputy director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (Ask her about some of her backstage shenanigans sometime.)

Modern Times

Four Must-Have Midcentury Modern Pieces

This month: A sale of the century—20th century, that is—at Center for Architecture Sarasota.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do with Kids: Nature & Outdoors

From boat tours to a children's garden to the drum circle, nature is front and center in Sarasota.

05/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Arts & Culture

From theater to the circus to the planetarium, we've got the ultimate arts and culture roundup for kids.

04/29/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: April 28-May 4

The Van Wezel presents Chris Isaak and comic Billy Gardell, Sarasota Ballet’s season-closing performances, tango fusion quintet and more.

04/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

You Do What?

Charlotte Osterman Designs Prints for Top Clothing Designers

Sarasota's Charlotte Osterman designs prints for designers like Diane von Furstenburg, Rachel Roy and more.

04/27/2016 By Ilene Denton

Almost Paradise

Meet HGTV’s 2016 Ultimate Outdoor Award-winner

Sarasota landscape architect David Young takes top honor in HGTV’s 2016 Ultimate Outdoor Awards competition.

04/25/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

New Developments are Rising Every Day

New developments on Casey Key, Golden Gate Point and east Manatee County; and a report on AQUA

04/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

TV Alert

Watch the WEDU Public TV Segment on Sarasota Keys

Those downtown Sarasota pianos made a homeless man an international star.

04/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 9 Things to Do: April 21-27

Beatnik bongo jazz at Fogartyville, previews begin for the Asolo Rep’s Josephine, comedian Brian Regan at the Van Wezel and more.

04/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Circus Days

Circus Arts Conservatory Goes National

Circus Sarasota gets invited to the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

04/21/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

You'll Find Nature at Its Most Majestic in Blowing Rock, Boone and Linville

Hikers and rock climbers will delight in the options available to them in the Blowing Rock area.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Maggie Valley is a Nature Lover's Paradise

Maggie Valley's proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains provides excellent hiking, beautiful waterfalls and a chance to admire wildlife.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Bustling Highlands is an Easy Escape from Sarasota

The charming hamlet is filled with boutiques, fine restaurants and antique shops.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

For a Serene Mountain Getaway, Head to Cashiers

Cashiers, Highlands' quieter, equally exclusive cousin, offers a private, picturesque retreat.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

North Carolina is a Buyer's Market

The price is right on a piece of mountain paradise.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Travel

Get a Taste of the (Relatively) Big City in Asheville

Asheville was named No. 10 on Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Cities" list.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Off the Clock

MagnifyGOOD's Sam Stern on How a Bicycle Saved His Life

Sam Stern bikes for a good cause.

04/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 14-20

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota party, Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, free admission to the Ringling Circus Museum and more.

04/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

On the Homefront

More Developments Rise in a Booming Market

New condos announced for downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Home View Events

Celebrate Spring at These Classes and Events.

This week's events highlight spring flowers and architecture.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton